THE YOUTH CAFE will be a separate area
of the building catering exclusively for teens. Trained youth workers will be on-site at all times. The youth café will be open for teenagers to come and go as they please, while the music room
and other areas within the youth section can be booked by teens wishing to avail of these services. Youth groups can also use the GP Hall for larger events, but the youth will have sole ownership and use of the Youth Café.
It is envisaged the café will be run in partnership with various youth organisations with at least one trained youth worker present at all times
and supported by TuS/CE workers and volunteers in the café.
So, the success of the Youth Café will depend
very much on you, the general public, as we would envisage a small contribution from
the volunteers in terms of support and supervision. For example, parents of teenage children using
the Youth Café may be willing to supervise on a rota basis for one hour a month.
COMMUNITY FACILITY We anticipate engaging
a coordinator to manage bookings for the hall
and meeting rooms and to liaise with the public
and various community groups interested in availing of the services of the centre. This will be dependent on the income generated by room rentals as well
as various funding schemes we hope to avail of. Again, a small voluntary contribution would be most welcome. This could be in the form of offering one hour per month at reception or offering to give a talk or a class on a certain topic of interest within the community.
What activities can be accommodated?
Any person or party can book an activity with
a perceived benefit to the community, subject
to availability and space at any given time. Anything from exercise classes to support groups to social gatherings will be accommodated.
There will be a stage for music and drama groups and a space in the foyer for Art exhibitions, as well as a Café/leisure area (separate to the Youth Café). Finally, we would envisage that the outdoor area to the rear of the building will accommodate open-air events.